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Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO: Arapahoe County, CO

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 78
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 11
Population 565,404
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 13.8
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.9

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 12.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 4.5%
Accidental 83.1%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 1 54 55
Benzodiazepines 0 39 39
Alcohol 0 37 37
Antidepressants 0 25 25
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 19 19

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.3
Female 14.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 27.2
35 to 54 21.4
55 and over 9.5

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 13
Home 57
Public place *
Other 6
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home 10
Public place *
Other 0
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2009-2010
Drug category Drug-relatedDrug-related suicide
Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010 Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010
NOTES: Alcohol row includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21. Club drugs row includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine. Hallucinogens row includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 82 78 7 22 11 0
Alcohol 29 37 0 8 6 -
Cocaine 16 15 * * 0 -
Marijuana 0 4 0 0 0 -
Stimulants 4 11 0 0 0 -
Club drugs 0 * 0 0 0 -
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 -
Inhalants 0 * * * 0 -
Antidepressants 27 25 0 8 6 -
Antipsychotics * 8 0 * * -
Benzodiazepines 26 39 0 11 * -
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 21 19 0 5 8 -
Opiates/opioids 65 55 * 12 6 -
– Heroin (specified) 9 8 0 * 0 -
– Methadone 8 9 0 * 0 -
– All other opiates/opioids 52 47 * 12 6 -
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * 0 0 0 0 -
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 -
Misc. analgesics/combinations * 8 * * * -
Anticonvulsants * 11 0 * * -
Muscle relaxants 9 7 * * * -

End Notes

1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. An asterisk (*) signifies that a small number of deaths was suppressed to protect privacy.
4. A dash (-) represents a blank cell.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2010.

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